BRIDGE OF DON

Distillery
Founded in 1794
The Bridge of Don Distillery is so-named, because it resided in a suburb of Aberdeen, called The Bridge of Don. The town was named after an actual bridge that crossed the River Don nearby. Makes sense, right?
Anyway... Aberdeen is on the eastern coast of the southern Highlands.

The site where the distillery once stood is now part of a storage yard for an oil field products company, off a roundabout on Route A90... which seems kind of sad, don't you think?

Very little is known about the Bridge of Don Distillery, except that official records indicate that it was, at one time, very productive for its day. It was founded in 1794, making it both very early in the history of Scottish spirits, and definitively illegal.

According to various sources, it operated until 1820. And since the Excise Tax Act did not go into effect until 1825, we also know that the little illicit distillery never operated legally.


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Distillery Details

  • Country
    United Kingdom, Scotland
  • Region
    Highlands
  • Established
    1794
  • Visitor center
    No
  • Status
    Inactive
  • Address
    Bridge of Don, UK
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There's a dram for everyone in the Highlands!

Highlands are the largest of the Scottish Whisky regions. Geographically the Highland Whisky region is defined as everything north of an imaginary line between Dundee and Greenock.

Single malt Whisky from the Highlands offer a lot of flavour diversity. You'll find everything from smoky drams to light and elegant floral & fruity Whiskies coming from the Highland distilleries.
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